I'm not an expert with CD's, but I wonder if yoy recorded the data onto it properly.
What program did you use to record the data onto the CD?
I ask because if you used a standard program like Easy CD Creator, you have to "Close" the session.
CD recordings can be closed or left open. If left open, then they can be used again to record further data onto it. But the problem with open session cd's is that they may not be able to be read by other computers.
As you did a reformat of your computer, the CD may not be being recognised as one done on that computer. It shouldn't happen on newer PC's, but I just wonder if that is the problem.
Can your PC read and open the contents of other cd's?
If so, then open up the program you used to record to that cd, (assuming you have re-installed it), and see if you can close the session. You may not be able to now.
If not, try and record another small file onto it, (say a notepad filesaved to your hard disk with one word on it), then Import the session from the list displayed under Import. Whether there will be a list now after you reformated i don't know. Hopefully the list is taken from the CD itself.
Then make sure to close the new session
Whenever I instert my cd and open up explore to view it's files theres one folder on the cd called "docs 2/2". whe i try to open it i get an error. All my documents are withen sub folders of this so that makes this a problem, heres a picture of the error i get "http://www.geocities.com/witchdocter_90/error.bmp"
I made this CD about two days ago before reformating my computer and its been in a safe area since. It has no scratches and when I look at the bottom of the cd i can see an ring around so I know it's not blank. When i go to the CD properties it says 286MB used 0KB left, but when I explore the CD the one folder "docs 2/2" in it's properties it says the folders empty. When it says theres 286MB on the CD total. How can I get this to work?